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Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users

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In the first week of January, Telegram surpassed 500 million monthly active users. After that it kept growing: 25 million new users joined Telegram in the last 72 hours alone. These new users came from across the globe – 38% from Asia, 27% from Europe, 21% from Latin America and 8% from MENA.

This is a significant increase compared to last year, when 1.5M new users signed up every day.

Thanks to WhatsApp for rolling out an update to its terms of service! According to Facebook, the only thing that is new is to allow for business accounts that might handle your address or payment data. But then again, most of their users don't really believe them. 

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